decided to go camping with Scott in Big Bear last year,
and rode shotgun with the crazy boy for two runs. After nearly falling out of Scott’s Toyota on several
occasions, and hearing the voices of dead relatives on
Scott’s first attempt up a hillside, Doug was hooked.
months later, under gentle but yet unyielding pressure
from Scott, Doug committed to the sport by buying this
the time, it was inoperable due to a broken t-case, and
some duct-taped drive shafts. Oh, and those Asian lights had never been hooked up…
a recent weekend the zook saw dramatic improvements.
Smelling a project in the air, the boys from 4x4
Garage swung buy and lined up for assignments.
First to come off was the t-case, then the
transmission, and finally, the stock clutch.
While a new Petroworks high performance clutch was
being put in, Doug and Scott worked on the t-case, pulling
the old gears and determining the damage from the previous
owner. It was
a pleasant surprise for everyone to see that it was much
ado about nothing: only the shift sheet had disintegrated,
and the case as a whole was in fine condition.
new fluids were replaced everywhere, as were the plugs,
distributor cap, and spark-plug wires.
For the first time in five months, the zook hit the
streets under its own power.
I reduction gears
"Ahhh, where are the doors?"